Veterans Day Celebrations, Facts, and Origins

By Katie Lange on US Dept of Defense

By Katie Lange on US Dept of Defense

Piper McDaniel, Staff Writer

Veterans Day is an American holiday celebrated on Nov. 11 every year. The holiday was specifically invented to memorate and thank all those who served in the World Wars, whether they are dead or living, though it’s usually living. You can celebrate two minutes of silence at 11 a.m. and parades with the local town or events at your local church. Many also put up American flags both small and large enough to see a mile away. Some even wear certain colors such as red, white, and blue because they are the colors of the American flag. It is a holiday where both businesses and schools are closed for the day to allow friends and  family to spend time with their Veterans. The origins of Veterans Day is is was the end of World War I on Nov. 11, 1918. World War I ended on this day because the Allied Nations and Germany signed the armistice. That is why it was originally called Armistice Day. Armistice received its name through a resolution made by congress on the Summer of 1926.

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